Matt Riddle’s tenure in WWE was overshadowed by off-ring controversies, leading to his sudden departure last year. However, since his exit, Riddle has been making waves in the wrestling scene and has now clinched his inaugural championship.

Following his departure from WWE, Riddle has been actively participating in various wrestling promotions since January. These include Major League Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, among others.

The latest feather in Riddle’s cap came from his victory in the Combat 1 Wrestling promotion. The organization officially proclaimed Riddle as the new 1 World Champion after he triumphed over Atrocity Krule in their recent event. This achievement marks Riddle’s maiden title conquest post his WWE departure.

The promotion took to their Instagram handle to announce Riddle’s championship win with much fanfare. They declared, “Ladies and Gentlemen, you may know him as ‘The King of Bro’s,’ but now he is known as ‘The King of Combat.’ Your NEW 1 World Champion: Matt Riddle!”


Furthermore, they invited fans to witness Riddle’s first title defense against former WWE Star Austin Aries, scheduled for April 11th at The Rollerama Zap Zone of Brighton during WrestleRama: Superfight.

Riddle’s upcoming match against former WWE Superstar Austin Aries has generated immense anticipation among wrestling enthusiasts. The event promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with tickets already available for purchase at

Adding to the excitement, Riddle is also gearing up for a significant challenge in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is slated to face off against Hiroshi Tanahashi for the NJPW World Television Championship at the upcoming New Beginning in Sapporo show on February 23rd. Wrestling fans eagerly await to witness if Riddle can clinch the title from Tanahashi, further solidifying his status as a formidable force in the wrestling world.

What do you think of Matt Riddle winning his first title following his WWE firing? Do you feel he will win more titles this year? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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